Posts tagged snack
Using the Bedtime Snack To Your Advantage

One of the most common questions I get asked in my practice is if parents should be offering dessert after dinner. Some parents offer dessert as a “reward” for eating dinner, others are confused about how often they should be offering sweet foods after dinner, and still some want to provide a snack after dinnertime if they feel their child has not eaten enough.

Most of their problems are solved with a simple solution: the bedtime snack.

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Spinach and Banana Yogurt Drops

When my now 1.5 year old was an infant starting solids, we had a lot of fun in the kitchen. One of my favorite recipes we created were spinach and banana yogurt drops. We blended together spinach, banana and greek yogurt, added a little more yogurt to thicken the drops, placed them on wax paper in the freezer and then had these delicious drops. Try this easy, fun recipe!

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DIY Date and Oat Balls

I love DIY meals and snacks. In my mind, a DIY snack is one in which everyone gets to create their own version of the food item that’s on the menu. These date and oat balls are easy to make, nutritious, and even young toddlers can participate. I made a date and oat slurry in the food processor, and then provide some optional mix-ins for my kiddos prior to rolling these into a ball. It’s a fun sensory and fine motor activity as well: little hands are able to touch the sticky mixture and work on rolling that mixture into a ball!

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Green Pea Hummus

One of my favorite baby food recipes.  I love this as a puree for baby or as a dip for toddlers, children and adults.  It packs a nutritional punch- including protein from the chick peas and green peas.  The cinnamon adds a nice dash a sweetness. Be creative and add in some of your favorite vegetables for more fiber, vitamins, minerals.  It's super easy to make and freezes very well.  Enjoy!

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